Hell Finally Froze Over: The Misfits Successfully Reunited


They ain’t no goddamn son of a bitch.

Many said it would never happen. Their egos were too big. There wasn’t enough money in the world to make them do it. Years of lawsuits had taken too much of a toll. Doyle was busy lifting weights. There were so many reasons for an original Misfits reunion to never occur that it almost felt like a dream when Riot Fest announced that it was happening.

I had always told myself that if I ever won the lottery, I would throw a chunk of money at Jerry Only and Glenn Danzig to make them reunite. Sadly, I never hit the lottery (yet!), but the fine folks who put on this year’s Riot Fest must have dug through all of the couch cushions to scrape together enough quarters and old bubble gum to get The Misfits to finally reunite. With ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo providing the beats, Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle von Frankenstein came together in Denver, Colorado to play a live set for the first time in 33 years.

By all accounts, The Misfits reunion was a success. Danzig didn’t slug Jerry Only. Jerry Only didn’t bodyslam Danzig. Doyle didn’t start his P90X workout routine mid-set. Lombardo didn’t accidentally start to play something from Seasons in the Abyss. Michael Graves didn’t awkwardly wander out on stage in hopes that the band would bust out tunes from Famous Monsters. The band played an extensive set of hits which would make any fan of the band jump with joy. Just look at this setlist:


Clips of the set have begun to surface online. Seriously, look how many phones pop up before their set starts in the first video. While they vary in sound and picture quality (you’ve been warned), they all show a high-energy and incredibly entertaining performance.

The Misfits are set to play one more time at the Chicago Riot Fest. Rumors have been swirling online about what the band plans to do next? An extensive US headlining tour? European festivals in the summer? An arena tour with Metallica? A new album? Going to Jakarta because some rando asked on Facebook? Time will tell.
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  • Reuniting doesn’t sound very punk to me. Posers.


    • I don’t think any member of Misfits has ever given a fuck about being TRUExPUNX

      • All I know is corpse paint is punk af. Just ask Nergal.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Trying to be a TRUExPUNK at over 15-years, is possibly the only thing sadder than being 40+ year old man trying to be TRVE-KVLT.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Tell that to Dokken. GL and Don are already fighting and the reunion shows haven’t begun yet.

      • Lena Dunham’s Angry Moo Anthem

        You know George is waiting until after their last show to punch Don square in the balls. That’ll be the first time in 20 plus years that Don Dokken’s ever been able to hit a high note.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    That set list is rad, dare I say perfect.

  • Pentagram Sam

    I dunno if you were joking about a coheadline with the Tallica, but that would be a big fuckin deal. Even tho theyre older, Misfits would open with a 75-85 min set and blast it off hard. Maybe one more opener, a newish good band should get 45 min.

    Damn. 45 min of a solid new band to champion and have plenty of time to show an audience what’s up (no 20 min bullshit here)

    A legendary crossover band performing together for the first time in thirty years “opening” for one of the biggest bands in the world that they directly influenced who prob pushed Misfits back into recognition to a worldwide audience (hell I got into em thru Metallica covers, Cliff Em All mayne)

    Then Metallica riding on actual excitement over a new album would come out and shit, Lars sounds like he might can keep up the whole set!

    THAT Is a get your ass to Mars lineup. Everyone gets fucking paid FAT AS FUCK. No way that doesn’t pack every house. I’d go. Ain’t seen Metallica and haven’t seen Misfits in almost twenty years.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      “Get your ass to Mars lineup” hahahanahaha, awesome

    • sweetooth0

      I’d get my ass to mars, spacesuit or not to see that show!

      • Dubbbz

        Yah I’d go.

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    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Id travel to other universes to see this.

  • I can’t wait for Michael Graves to show up! 😀

    • Lena Dunham’s Angry Moo Anthem

      I can’t wait for North Side Kings to show up! :-p

      • Fester B. Gone

        North Side Burger Kings now.

  • Óðinn

    Unfortunately, in the time since they broke up, we’ve learned that Glenn is “a goddamn son of a bitch.’

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I’m hoping they do an extensive tour of the US. I’d see them again. I’ve seen them twice with Jerry Only and I’d love to see the original Misfits. All they need is Robo or Dr. Chud on drums and I’d pay any amount of money to see them.

  • more beer

    One of my buddies went and said they were really good. I couldn’t justify 85 bucks for a single day pass plus service charges. With not too many bands I wanted to see. Plus the insane prices for beer and food inside.

    • Coolstorybro

      They were solid, but nothing extraordinary. Danzig sounded absurdly out of breath after every song.

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